Research shows that emotional intelligence is a critical component of work performance. EQ/EI is a far better predictor of success in a role and with a company than intelligence quotient (IQ) and expertise. It matters twice as much in predicting employment success.
Forming adept perceptions and assessments enables us to exert positive influence on ourselves and others. A more aware, mindful individual will be able to be more focused and productive at work, and generate a more cooperative environment. As leaders, it can be thought of as the cultivation of adaptive leadership presence.
A leader who practices mindfulness has heightened awareness and is able to be more present to their emotions. Evidence-based research on the health benefits of mindfulness-based practices is now beyond dispute, and quite compelling. The skill of learning to pay attention may be the most important thing we ever learn. Just becoming more aware can save companies and people money, time, and effort in many aspects of business and life. Many believe the tools of Mindfulness are the single biggest opportunity for the welfare and sustainable success of businesses.
Self-awareness and emotional intelligence are foundational to Mindful Leadership.
Jack Welch, former chairman of General Electric, sums it up succinctly: “No doubt, emotional intelligence is rarer than book smarts, but my experience says it is actually more important in the making of a leader. You just can’t ignore it.”
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